IETLS/ TOEFL/ PTE

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International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

IELTS is designed to assess the English language ability of a non-native English speaker to ascertain their ability to cope with the teaching standards.

This is an English language qualification accepted by universities in the UK, Australia, Canada, USA and many other countries.

The IELTS exam is a paper based exam and mainly comprises of the following 4 sections

Section Questions Time
Listening 4 Sections of 40 questions 30 minutes
Reading 3 Sections  of 40 questions 60 minutes
Writing 2 Tasks of 150 words and 250 words 60 minutes
Speaking   11 to 14 minutes

 

The test is assessed on a scale of 9.0 Bands overall and each section is assessed on a scale of 9.0 Bands as well with intervals of 0.5.

Most universities expect you to score 6.0 for technical based course and for programmes like business they would expect you to have 6.5 with at least 6.0 in writing. Courses like journalism, English Literature etc., would require 7.0

Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL)iBT

TOEFL is designed to assess the English language ability of a non-native English speaker to ascertain their ability to cope with the teaching standards.

TOEFL (iBT) has replaced the TOEFL (CBT) and TOEFL (PBT) paper based exams and currently the only version available in India.

The test is for around 4 hours long with a 10 minute break and comprises of the following sections

Section Questions Time
Listening

4-6 lectures, 6 questions each

2-3 Conversations, 5 questions each

60-90 minutes
Reading 3 to 5 passages, 12 to 14 questions each 60-100 minutes
Writing

1 integrated task

1 independent task

20 minutes

30 minutes

Speaking 6 Tasks, 2 independent and 4 integrated 20 minutes

 

TOEFL Score report will be on a scale of 1 to 120 with four skill scores each on a scale of 0-30

The TOEFL score is valid for 2 years

Score Comparison – IELTS Vs TOEFL-iBT Vs PTE Academic

IELTS TOEFL iBT PTE
7.5 107 73-79
7.0 100 65-72
6.5 90 59-64
6.0 79 51-58
5.5 71 43-50
5.0 61 35-42

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